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HealthMEDX listed as top EMR vendor

HealthMEDX was listed as a top electronic medical record vendor in a 2014 KLAS report.

Briggs partners with //SOS/ Corporation

Briggs Healthcare® has announced a partnership with //SOS/Corporation that will mean the first licensed Briggs documentation in an electronic format for the long-term care market.

Practice Fusion announces additional financing

Practice Fusion announces additional financing

Practice Fusion has announced a $70 million Series D financing round. The new funding brings the company's total capital raise to $134 million. The investment will accelerate Practice Fusion's "continued leadership in the electronic medical record (EMR) market, expand its offerings to patients and power new clinical data research and development," the company said.

I couldn't live without ... HealthMEDX clinical EMR

I couldn't live without ... HealthMEDX clinical EMR

When Michael Mutterer became vice president of senior services at Riverside Medical Center in Illinois in 2011, his first priority was introducing clinical electronic medical record technology in its post-acute facilities. Mutterer wanted a rapid implementation at Riverside, which he described as "progressive."

How to reduce patient risk if your EMR system fails

How to reduce patient risk if your EMR system fails

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Many senior care providers are implementing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems in their efforts to improve care and reduce costs. This is increasingly a necessity, as EMRs can help prevent harmful drug interactions, track assessments and monitor clinical outcomes. However, EMR downtime is a tremendous challenge. Communicating consistent instructions to staff during the recovery should be the easiest part of the recovery process.

Healthland buys American HealthTech

Healthland, an electronic health records vendor primarily focused on the rural hospital market, has acquired American HealthTech.

Three 'must haves' as you specify a pharmacy interface for your EMR

Three 'must haves' as you specify a pharmacy interface for your EMR

With the backbone of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system in place, many providers have interfaces on their radar in order to extend the value of their investment, create a richer picture of overall resident health, eliminate inefficient double data entry, and see deeper compliance benefits.

Are computers overtaking the therapy department?

Are computers overtaking the therapy department?

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Are we being replaced by computers? Most likely the answer is no, but ... computers have made our jobs more efficient, right? Right?

White paper addresses integrating medical devices and EMR at point-of-care

White paper addresses integrating medical devices and EMR at point-of-care

RosieConnect's mobile, wireless, immediate transmission of vitals, weight and glucose from bedside or point-of-care to receiving EMR's delivers nursing time-savings, elimination of documentation errors, rapid alerts which speed care plan intervention to prevent resident deterioration that can lead to hospital readmissions — and the concomitant penalties.

Survey: E-prescribing systems on the rise in nursing homes

Survey: E-prescribing systems on the rise in nursing homes

Most facility operators responding to a new survey say that their next technology-related purchase will be an e-prescribing system. That's according to findings relayed in yesterday's McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast, "Surveying the technology landscape."

EMRs have not vastly improved quality measures, study finds

Hospitals that use electronic medical records have not seen improvement in certain standard quality measures, according to a study published by Rand Corp.

State privacy laws could be slowing electronic medical record adoption

The call for widespread adoption of electronic medical records has prompted some states to pass stringent privacy laws to protect their residents against fraud or identity theft. But a new analysis finds these laws seem to significantly diminish the effectiveness of the new technology.

Electronic health records timeline in stimulus bill could be unrealistic, senior health IT official says

Lawmakers might have underestimated how long it would take the healthcare industry to implement new healthcare information technology when setting a timeline for its adoption under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, one prominent healthcare official says.

How to do it: implementing IT solutions

How to do it: implementing IT solutions

New information technology products are vital, but they are seldom inexpensive. That makes it critical for providers, who are typically saddled with tight budgets, to learn how to implement new IT products as economically as possible. Experts advise how providers on a tight budget can make the most of what they have.

Economic stimulus package offers funds for IT, housing

Economic stimulus package offers funds for IT, housing

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which the president signed into law last month, provides desired funding for long-term care providers.

New stimulus plan could contain $100 billion in state Medicaid funding

New details are emerging from Washington this week about a proposed economic stimulus package that some are saying could cost up to $850 billion and contain $100 billion in state Medicaid funding. Medicaid is the biggest payer of nursing home care in the United States but is facing increasing pressure from the economic downturn.

Report: HHS fails to address electronic health record privacy protections

While the Department of Health and Human Services has taken positive actions to implement electronic health records, it still does not have a system for addressing issues of privacy protection, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Tech toys

The nation's top lawmakers are learning more about new monitoring, personal health record and brain fitness technologies for seniors during a special briefing and demonstration today.Senators from the Special Committee on Aging; the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; and the Medical Technology Caucus are hosting the event to discuss and explore what type of support is needed to promote technological advances that can help our nation's aging population.

Wrist action

Wrist action

The new CodeWatch transmitter from RF Technologies gives residents wristwatch-like comfort. The small, lightweight device feels familiar and comfortable, which helps put residents at ease.

It's about time

Staying on top of the latest products, services and industry trends can be a time-devouring pursuit. But the job just became less time consuming, thanks to our new Web site. Eldercare pros can find many time-saving options. These include a substantially enhanced Directory that makes it easier to locate needed services, plus videos of important suppliers. The latest job openings are also available, as well as immediate access to our Career Guide. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our new site. We think you'll find it's time well spent.

New health-records project targets long-term care

The foundation of a health records association launched a project geared specifically to nursing homes.

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